How to backup SMS messages on Android

Losing data is always a very, very sad. Moreover, if among the lost information is the one that has not recovered. However, Android has long been a backup system. Only now (surprise!) backup text messages is not part of a cloud service by Google, therefore the procedure for saving data you have to make your own. The benefit that it is not quite difficult and now you know what it takes.

The message is an important source of information. And they need to save!

How to backup SMS messages using Google Drive

Google has a convenient service to back up your SMS messages to store them in the vastness of your Google Drive. There are your personal data (which for some reason automatically be copied can). Anyway, let’s leave it on the conscience of Google and hopefully in the future, the search giant will add a badly needed option by default. But until that happens, let’s enjoy what we have.

  • Swipe down from the top to display the notification center.
  • Click on the icon “Settings”.

  • Prostrollo down menu to get to the bottom of the page.
  • Click the Google icon, then choose “Backup” — “Copy now”

Your backup will appear in the main menu of Google Drive. The disadvantage of this method is that the amount of data stored is limited by free space on Google Drive, so the old backups will be removed over time. And also not very nice that, as already mentioned, automatically copy messages so will not work. So go to the more radical method. If you know of other ways to copy messages on Android, then share them in our chat in Telegram. Of course, after reading this article.

How to automatically backup your SMS messages using a third-party application

Third-party app to do something that is not capable of Android

To do this in the virtual store there are lots of programs and they all work in a similar way, but we will consider the application SMS Backup & Restore, which you can download for free from Google Play store. It has all the desired features and has no limitations. The app will request permission to access your contacts, media and messages, but do not be afraid. The program is designed to work with that data type, and without such permissions to work correctly, it simply refuses.

See also: All about data backup in WhatsApp

An important fact is also that you can back up data on a schedule (you can create copies once a week, once a day or once an hour), and as a storage location you can choose not only Google Drive but also Dropbox or OneDrive. And you can specify how to back up — when connected to a Wi-Fi network or using cellular communication channel (or both). In addition, if you don’t trust the cloud, you have every right to keep a backup on the MicroSD card or to a specific folder on your phone.

Download: SMS Backup & Restore

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